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Symptoms of Acanthamoeba

Symptoms of Acanthamoeba

The list of signs and symptoms mentioned in various sources for Acanthamoeba includes the 4 symptoms listed below:

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Article Excerpts About Symptoms of Acanthamoeba:

There are several ways Acanthamoeba spp. can affect the body.

Each year, many people are infected with Acanthamoeba. Eye infections result from contact lens cases becoming contaminated after improper cleaning and handling. Risk of Acanthamoeba
infection is higher for people who make their own contact lens cleaning solution. Acanthamoeba enter the eye via contact lenses or through a corneal cut or sore. Infection or a corneal ulcer results. 

In addition, Acanthamoeba spp. can cause skin lesions and/or a systemic (whole body) infection. Acanthamoeba spp. cause a serious, most often deadly infection called granulomatous amebic
encephalitis (GAE). Once infected, a person may suffer with headaches, stiff neck, nausea and vomiting, tiredness, confusion, lack of attention to people and surroundings, loss of balance and
bodily control, seizures, and hallucinations. Signs and symptoms progresses over several weeks; death generally occurs. (Source: excerpt from Acanthamoeba Infection: DPD)

Acanthamoeba as a Cause of Symptoms or Medical Conditions

When considering symptoms of Acanthamoeba, it is also important to consider Acanthamoeba as a possible cause of other medical conditions. The Disease Database lists the following medical conditions that Acanthamoeba may cause:

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The symptom information on this page attempts to provide a list of some possible signs and symptoms of Acanthamoeba. This signs and symptoms information for Acanthamoeba has been gathered from various sources, may not be fully accurate, and may not be the full list of Acanthamoeba signs or Acanthamoeba symptoms. Furthermore, signs and symptoms of Acanthamoeba may vary on an individual basis for each patient. Only your doctor can provide adequate diagnosis of any signs or symptoms and whether they are indeed Acanthamoeba symptoms.

 

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